68Psalm 687 7. 7 7. D
AS Thy chosen people, Lord,
    Once oppressed, in numbers few,
Trusted to Thy steadfast Word,
    And a mighty nation grew;
So Thy church on earth begun,
    By Thy blessing shall increase,
While the course of time shall run,
    Till Messiah’s reign of peace.
2  Soon shall every scattered tribe,
    One, in Heaven, be restored;
Every heart and tongue ascribe
    Praise and glory to the Lord;
Militant awhile below,
    Rest and joy shall soon be given;
When in rapturous strains shall flow
    Her triumphant song in Heaven.
Harriet Auber, 1773-1862